w111 220s engine oil sugesstion

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heiwaz
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w111 220s engine oil sugesstion

Post by heiwaz » Sat 01 Sep, 2018 1:08 am

What type of engine oil do you suggestme to use in a 220s w111?

Where I live is warm weather (south spain), temperature goes from 10ºC in winter to 35ºC in summer, and the car has got more than 100.000kms

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Re: w111 220s engine oil sugesstion

Post by sebada » Sat 01 Sep, 2018 5:10 am

Hi heiwaz,

I'm from Uruguay so we could talk in spanish here haha.

I would recommend a 15W40 API SL oil for that weather conditions and for an old engine

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Sebastian

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Re: w111 220s engine oil sugesstion

Post by dynamike » Sat 01 Sep, 2018 6:16 am

Heiwaz,

If you search the forums you will find a number of topics around engine oil. The key thing to look for is zinc for our engines. Here in Australia the best one I could find is Penrite HPR30 (20W60) with full zinc (1600ppm).

https://www.penriteoil.com.au/products/ ... ies/20W-60
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Re: w111 220s engine oil sugesstion

Post by heiwaz » Sat 01 Sep, 2018 8:30 am

dynamike wrote:
Sat 01 Sep, 2018 6:16 am
Heiwaz,

If you search the forums you will find a number of topics around engine oil. The key thing to look for is zinc for our engines. Here in Australia the best one I could find is Penrite HPR30 (20W60) with full zinc (1600ppm).

https://www.penriteoil.com.au/products/ ... ies/20W-60
This oil is mineral, is better than sinthetic oil for this engine type?

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Re: w111 220s engine oil sugesstion

Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 03 Sep, 2018 2:58 pm

Yes,

These engines have a rope seal around the crankshaft near the flywheel.
With synthetic oil it could leak a lot more than you are used to.

Mineral oil is fine for these engines, as long as they contain sufficient zinc and are of the correct viscosity (15W40)

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Re: w111 220s engine oil sugesstion

Post by heiwaz » Tue 04 Sep, 2018 1:34 am

I found CASTROL GTX 15W40 (API SL, MB-Approval 229.1), but in some webs appears like mineral oil and other like semi-synthetyc, so i'm not sure

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